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Monotonik

Monotonik is an Internet-only music label that _exclusively_ releases electronic music online in the mp3 format - subscribe to our RSS feed to get info on the latest releases.

In their words: All of our releases are freely downloadable and distributable for personal, non-commercial use, and we've been releasing .mp3 and .mod files online since May 1996. We offer mellow and melodic 'idm' electronic music, alongside bleep-inflected retro videogame soundtrack stylings, plus selections of more uptempo breakbeat, drum and bass, and 'nu chill', courtesy DJs, groups, and producers from all over the world. More information about the label is available at our main website, http://www.monotonik.com

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Monotonik
by Various Artists
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This is the end, my friend. mono211 and monotonik will continue to put out the best mp3s, CDs and so on, but MODs on mono211+tonik end here, right now. You wouldn't want us fading away, would you? Better to burn out with this final compilation. It's been over 3 years and getting on for 200 releases on both labels, so the title - pretty suitable, we guess? h0l and the rest of the mono211/monotonik crew would like to extend their thanks to everyone who ever released MODs via mono or mono211 or...
Topics: Ramone, Bay Tremore, Subi, Prob. Dharma, Hoffman
Monotonik
by Viinikala+Distance
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Wandering and wondering at the same time, artists such as Distance and Jiva define the unique Monotonik style, and this interpretation by Viinikala (of an unreleased Distance track) glides slowly along the same heavenly path. We've got the deliciously pure synthsounds, we've got the pulsing atoms pulsing the atmospherics, and it all adds up to the smallest slice of chilled serendipity. Comparisons? Naaah. :)
Topics: Viinikala+Distance, Viinikala, Distance, Lackluster, Monotonik
Monotonik
by Prob+Ebb+Tek+Substance
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More rewording and reordering as Substance takes elements from two previous releases (Tek's mp3 "Benedict" and Prob+Ebb's "Stylez") and merges and melds to come up with this mellifluous hybrid. It's fun to play with sounds, isn't it? Watch out for a simultaneous/near-simultaneous Malik remix of "Stylez" on Theralite (http://pigforce.warande.net/theralite), incidentally.. mmm, synchronicity can be so constructive, hm?
Topics: Prob+Ebb+Tek+Substance, Prob., Ebb, Tek, Substance, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
by Relief+Twilight+Ramone
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The ever horizontal Ramone provides us with a remix highlight thanks to his careful reconstruction of the Relief+Twilight track from a while back. He seems to have melded the track into a sorta tripped-out odyssey, complete with slowed-down drawling hiphop samples and funky acoustic bass and drums. You got it? You know I got soul! Mm, just sit down and appreciate the atmosphere, please, memsahib? This is top class entertainment, we fear...
Topics: Relief+Twilight+Ramone, Relief, Twilight, Ramone
Monotonik
by Distance
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Wowee, a first release for Distance on the breakbeat-ish Mono211, and this time it's a real interesting blend between his conventional unconventionality and a new sub-bass and sharp breaks style. Original, I warrant, and pretty clever with it. And the name is.. well, it makes sense to you, doesn't it?
Topics: Distance, Lackluster, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
by Darkhalo
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A guest release from that rarity on m211, someone from a continent outside Europe. This time Darkhalo steps in to show us what an interesting reading the Americans are taking on the whole d+b thing, encompassing Californian breakbeat, acid b-lines, and even some Transeau shaken up in there - just the right side of catchy, we fear, and fully compatible with the breaks and beats that m211 insists on releasing in such a hipflask lackadaisical fashion..
Topics: Darkhalo, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
by DJ Brisco Schneider
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Oh no. the quiet of my beautiful log house was interrupted by my door being bludgeoned down by two very disagreeable orcs. They handed me a floppy disc which they said was from 'their friends' in No'Mo'. And so I'm forced to publish No'Mo' release #10, 'Rinkidinki' (297k), a remix of the classic Nuke/Lemon. amigademo track, "Rink-A-Dink" (original also included in the ZIP.) They may force me to put more No'Mo' stuff up here soon. I fear for my safety. Please help, dear readers?
Topics: DJ Brisco Schneider, Ramone, Nuke, No'Mo', Monotonik
Monotonik
by Prob.
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Whoaa. Prob. steps up to bat with this viciously chaotic slab of noise, kicking and punching its way to an early grave. But fortunately, it stops just short and reels furiously into the ambient abyss for the last part of the track, where it stays suspended in limbo, as ineffectual as a little kitty with filed-down claws.
Topics: Prob., Monotonik
Monotonik
by Vim!
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words really don't do this one much justice. it's borderline insane, it's somewhere between the drill, the bass, the ambient, and the headfunk.. it's got those trademark weird-as-hell arpeggios in there, and it's just brilliance. then again, i'm sure we're biased? nonetheless, ridiculously good. hopefully if you're reading this you have it already. if not, go get it, for gawd's sake. heh, over and out.. oh, it's neglected because we didn't release it for a year or more, btw. more fool us :)
Topics: Vim!, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
by Subi
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If you listen closely, it just makes so much _sense_. castlemortonravekid Subi, fresh from sorting us the new version of da m211 screensaver, blasts us another of his telegrams from A500 space, and it's so.. him. Where else could you get that authentic 1991 flava and the mechtinnytech snarerush that signifies the start of another blastin' subi tune? nowhere else, that's where. when i compared m211's fascination with subi to john peel's fascination with the fall, subi got a bit upset... but do...
Topics: Subi, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
by Distance
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For some reason we seem to have managed to make the description of this release sound somewhat like a crossword clue - oh well, no matter. Originally an entry into gc27, this is the 16-bit version of a truly beautiful track by Finnish idm maverick Distance. We should probably point out that it adheres to the Aphex Twin's anagram methods of tune naming, too - clever boy, clever boy. In any case, listen, sway, hum happily, and appreciate.
Topics: Distance, Lackluster, Monotonik
Monotonik
by Bay Tremore
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Thank you for the music, said Abba. We say similar to Bay Tremore for this eminently bouncy track that assaults your eardrums at somewhere between hiphop, d+b, bigbeat, and heaven only knows what else. Sorta like Fatboy Slim if he came from Finland and listened to more Hardfloor than surf tunes. Now that www.mono211.com is up and everything is hunky dory, we're getting back on track again - musical whizkids, eh, Tzant? :)
Topics: Bay Tremore, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
by Prob+Ebb
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This one has been waiting in the wings for a very long time - apologies to Prob and Ebb for delaying it. But finally a release for the superlative "Stylez EP" by one of mono211's foremost Finns and his studio partner, Ebb. There's actually very little that can be said about this apart from the fact that damn, it's a classy hiphopjam, and the bonustrack is original and smartstyled too. Oh, please note that real scratching and real sativa extract was used in the making of this track,...
Topics: Prob+Ebb, Prob., Ebb, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
by Linus
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first release of 1999, and first release in almost a month from us, too. we've been caught up in the webpage being down and the xmas festivities and the kicking and the biting. still, everything back to 'normal' now, with some fine new ramone ascii and this wicked new linus ep. it's been a long time, but it's been worth the wait.. the blunted boy wonder comes up with some truly organic beats... the clock on the wall silently ticks.. and we hit the repeat button. again. chill out.
Topics: Linus, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
by Serkul
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Somewhat delayed after the first version of this track insisted on crashing winamp within 5 seconds of starting (!), this excellent new track from our Australian guest Serkul once again shows why he's doing some of the most original techno available on the Net at the moment. Somewhere in the ballpark of The Black Dog, perhaps, this is discordantly glorious and beautifully offbeat. More, please?
Topics: Serkul, Thug, Tim Koch